Have you ever found a message in a bottle before, and if so, what did it say?
This exact scenario played out recently in Alaska when a woman named Pam Joy of Skagway said she spotted a bottle among a group of washed-up logs, branches and other debris.
The bottle turned out to be a relic from the year 1987, according to the message that was found within.
Upon opening the bottle, Joy discovered a written message on a sheet of paper, stating: “Happy New Year 1987!”
The message was not signed and did not say where the bottle was launched from, she said.
“Maybe it really hasn’t traveled very far. Or maybe it came from Australia. Who knows?” Joy told KHNS-FM.
The woman’s discovery was the second message in a bottle reportedly found from the year 1987 this year.
In June of this year, a man named Christopher Nolan found a bottle in a canal near his mother’s Marathon Key home according to a report from a local news station.
Nolan originally thought it was litter, but decided to give it a look.
Inside, the bottle showed the following message, with a note dated May 16, 1987.
“Dear person who finds this I want you to try to return it to me my name is Zack Williams and if I’m dead by the time you try to return the [note] just keep it I put it in the ocean at Myrtle Beach SC.
Meanwhile, Joy is still trying to find the sender of the bottle that she found in Alaska.
“I really wish that I had some way to identify who it was or how far it’s come and where it came from. I would like to be able to let the person know who wrote this that I found it where I found it,” she said according to UPI.com.